Long time since we've had one of these and it was once our all time favourite, so I was looking forward to having another taste. We took this along to our local Italian Restaurant 'Cortina' and really enjoyed it.
Quite a nice vanilla spice and very well put together. As a comparison we opened a bottle of Wynns Cab/Shiraz/Merlot blend and found it sadly lacking compared to the Abbey View, which was a surprise because the Wynns is usually right up there for a cheapie.
The Abbey View Cabernet is a lot different and I find this shiraz to be nicer and less 'distinctive' - I'd like to try a different vintage of the Shiraz fo comparison.
So this wine was definitely worth cellaring and luckily I still have a couple left. I can't really make detailed tasting notes, because I'm writing this the next morning and usually prefer to blog when I'm actually drinking. Unfortunately after a big dinner and a couple of bottles I fell asleep :)
Price $15 (or there abouts, I bought this a long time ago, before i started keeping records) Cellar masters.